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Neuroplasticity PTSD

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Jason’s brother returned from war suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Brain imaging showed increased amygdala reactivity and smaller hippocampal volume.

What will likely happen with Jason's brother due to the brain’s plasticity?

A

He will be emotionally reactive.

B

He will suffer short term memory loss.

C

He will recover with the help of antidepressants and cognitive therapy.

D

He will recover if he has electroconvulsive therapy.

E

He will have a permanent change in personality.